Being an expat can bring a certain kind of loneliness. When you leave your home country, you tend to go away from your family, friends, and colleagues, and step into a new world where you are exposed to all kinds of challenges and difficulties. Let me offer three ways to get over that expat loneliness.
Helping your third culture kid answer the question of where they come from with a smile can be quite a challenge. Many children struggle with their status of being a third culture kid but there are ways in which parents can support them. InterNations member Anita has some advice for you.
Many an expatriate benefits greatly from the time he or she has spent abroad. Not only do foreign language skills and intercultural competence make them a valuable employee – expatriate assignments can also bring financial benefits. We tell you what you can get out of being an expatriate.
So you’ve decided to move abroad and live in a culture other than your own. Maybe you’ve landed a job in the country of your dreams or you’ve fallen in love and can’t wait to live with your significant other. Whatever your reasons for becoming a world citizen are, you need to make some decisions.
What is culture shock? Everybody who has lived abroad has heard about it and probably experienced it themselves. But could you define this phenomenon? InterNations helps you to adjust to your new home by teaching you to recognize the various stages of culture shock and how to deal with its symptoms.
If you bring your children along when moving abroad, the school they will attend will play a big part of helping them adjust to their new home. InterNations gives you an overview of the different schooling options for expat kids about to receive an international education.
Do you think that it is really a great thing to enjoy the best of several worlds? Ask a third culture kid and you may get to hear a mixed bag of answers. Whatever the opinion of a TCK, there is no doubt about the fact that being a TCK is a challenging and life-changing experience.
Students move abroad for their education and are very eager to learn the local language. While they’re highly educated and satisfied with their career prospects, their financial situation doesn’t seem too bright.
Only 13% of expats worldwide don’t speak the local language in their country of residence at all. Acquiring the required language skills isn’t always easy, though. If you are looking for a challenge, here are five languages rated as serious tongue twisters by the respondents of our Expat Insider 2017 survey.
When InterNations member Kelsey moved to Tanzania and later to South Africa, she expected a lot of things to be the cause of culture shock. Yet, she was surprised when she realized that money management was the aspect she ended up struggling with the most.
Short-term work abroad is very well-suited to recent graduates who want to explore the world or take a break before deciding on a career path. There are a lot of different types of short-term work opportunities abroad. InterNations takes a closer look at them.
Most expats dive right into organizing their new life. While the job search, apartment hunt and bureaucratic issues take up most of their time, they forget to fully settle in. Take your time! InterNations gives you tips on how you can make yourself feel at home while living abroad.
As a woman living and working in a foreign country, you may face certain health issues which men are usually exempt from. Read on to learn how to prepare for your new life and how to stay healthy and comfortable while living abroad.
While, as a self-made expat, you will have to get re-accustomed to a different way of doing business, people returning from assignments need to deal with their changed position within the company. InterNations shows you how to get back into business upon your return home.
Moving abroad for their partner’s job, Traveling Spouses often face an unsatisfying life abroad. They struggle with low career prospects, find it hard to make friends, and many want to return home at some point.
"Whether it's the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the Highlands -- such great opportunities to explore Scotland with my fellow expats."
"Cultural events, aperitivos, Cantonese dinners - there's so much going on in InterNations Frankfurt that I don't know where to start. "